“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.” Langston Hughes
But we also learn, early on, that not everyone can be number one.
“To go through life with an air of expectation, an attitude of, “you owe me,” is to walk in unsafe territory, to pursue a path that leads to deep disappointment, emptiness, and loneliness.” Robert L. Millet
“Both abundance and lack (of abundance) exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that is present---
love, health, family,
joys of nature and
personal pursuits that bring us happiness,
--the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
It is a sweet gift just to be alive. Life can be better when we focus less on ourselves, work to serve others and just be grateful. Gratitude gladdens the heart and refocuses the mind on what is important.
And now I will get off my soapbox. Thanks to the kind comments on my previous blog.